Definitions

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  • n. a class of Mycenaean terracotta figurines depicting women carrying children.

Etymologies

Presumably from Kourotrophos, assigned by Elizabeth B. French, c. 1970 (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The word kourotrophos is a Greek compound word meaning "child nurturer" or simply "nurse".

    The kourotrophos Maffei

  • As previously explained in The kourotrophos Maffei, Larissa Bonfante seems to be flip-flopping about some simple details or even getting them provably wrong despite being in this field for decades with her father, Guiliano Bonfante.

    The false image of cana

  • Etruscologists variously index it as CIE 76, CII 349, and ET Vt 3.3 but the general public knows it as the kourotrophos Maffei.

    The kourotrophos Maffei

  • Of course, without pictures, the average layman is without hope of knowing which is correct and if one does a search using a quasi-effective tool like Google Images under "kourotrophos Maffei" one turns up empty-handed.

    The kourotrophos Maffei

  • = At _Od_ IX 27 Ulysses describes Ithaca to Alcinous as '[Greek: trĂȘchei'] [= _aspera_] [Greek: all 'agathĂȘ kourotrophos]'.

    The Last Poems of Ovid

  • Ithaca is agathe kourotrophos, because it bore and bred hardy men.

    NPNF2-08. Basil: Letters and Select Works

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  • The kourotrophos Maffei
    "A marble, life-sized statue stands in the Museo Guarnacci, an image of a woman with a child and dated to the 4th century BCE. It has an inscription along the right arm. Etruscologists variously index it as CIE 76, CII 349, and ET Vt 3.3 but the general public knows it as the kourotrophos Maffei. The word kourotrophos is a Greek compound word meaning "child nurturer" or simply "nurse".

    There are, as usual, wildly different accounts of what this one Etruscan inscription actually says. It's yet another insight into the madness within the field of Etruscology. It's as always unsettling to me how silent and disturbing the process of historical obfuscation is in a supposed age of information. We're drowned and hung by our own intellectual sloth."

    March 30, 2016